Diverse Group Offers Insights to Promote Contact Lens Benefits, Healthy Wear & Care Habits Among their U.S. and Canadian Colleagues


Nineteen established and emerging eye care community leaders have been named as Contact Lens Institute 2024 Visionaries. The diverse group represents a range of practice settings, research interests, and specializations. The program, established in 2021, has expanded its reach this year to include the United States and Canada.

Each Visionary has demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of recent advances in soft contact lenses and prescribing benefits to the patient and practice. Selected in part for their ability to connect with professional colleagues, they will participate in initiatives that promote best practices, tools, data, and clinical and practice management insights through the Contact Lens Institute’s The EASY Way and See Tomorrow initiatives.

Ten Visionaries return to the program after serving last year, while another nine have been newly appointed. 2024 honorees include:

  • Monica Bhula, OD, Texas Vision, Cedar Park, Texas
  • Shelby Brogdon, OD, McFarland Eye Care, Little Rock, Ark.*
  • Andrew Bruce, LDO, ABOM, NCLE-AC, ASB Opticianry Education Services, Vancouver, Wash.*
  • Jennifer Seymour Brusven, LDO, NCLE-AC, ABO-AC, AAS, Yesnick Vision Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Ariel Cerenzie, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Charlotte Contact Lens Institute†, Charlotte, N.C.*
  • Angelica Cifuentes, OD, Bye Dry Eyes, Blinking Owl Eyecare, Marino Eye Care, Miami, FL.*
  • Jade Coats, OD, McDonald Eye Associates, Fayetteville, Ark.*
  • Jason E. Compton, OD, FAAO, Compton Eye Associates, New York, N.Y.
  • Janelle Davison, OD, Brilliant Eyes Vision Center, Smyrna, Ga., and Visionary Dry Eye Institute, Marietta, Ga.
  • Sabrina Gaan, OD, Eyes on Plainville, Plainville, Mass.*
  • Lisa Hornick, OD, MBA, FAAO, Stanford Ranch Optometry, Rocklin, Calif.*
  • Diana Mejia, Bellaire Family Eye Care, Bellaire, Texas*
  • Scott Moscow, OD, Roswell Eye Clinic, Roswell, Ga.
  • Ashley O’Dwyer, OD, Bay Mills Health Center, Brimley, Mich., and The Eye Guys, Wasilla, Ala.
  • Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, FIAOMC, Dr. Shalu Pal & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Adam Ramsey, OD, Socialite Vision, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
  • Noha Seif, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Contact Lens Institute of Seattle†, Seattle, Wash.
  • Dana Shannon, OD, FAAO, Clarendon Vision Development Center, Westmont, Ill.*
  • Jennifer Tsai, OD, LINE OF SIGHT, New York, N.Y.*

* Returning Visionary

“Our Visionaries offer peer-to-peer practical experiences that are instrumental to advancing the role of soft contact lenses in eye care practices,” said Stan Rogaski, CLI’s executive director. “Building on our wide-ranging and diverse group of eye care practitioners and staff, we’ve expanded the program into Canada in 2024, welcoming our neighbors to the north to provide additional insights and perspectives.”

The Contact Lens Institute advances the latest innovations in safe and effective contact lens and lens care products and services that provide unique benefits to patients while satisfying the evolving needs of eye care professionals. CLI undertakes activities that properly assess, enhance, promote and balance contact lens and lens care industry welfare and growth, including the safe use of products in the marketplace. Its members include Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, CooperVision, and Johnson & Johnson Vision. For more information, visit contactlensinstitute.org.

† The Charlotte Contact Lens Institute and the Contact Lens Institute of Seattle are not affiliated with the Contact Lens Institute™.